# FM L2.23 Calculate the median & mode of a set of quantities

L2.23 Calculate the median and mode of a set of quantities

*Subject content [reformed] functional skills: Mathematics* (DfE, Feb 2018):

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/functional-skills-subject-content-mathematics

An Australian version (i.e. uses A$, Australian vocabulary and minimum wage details, etc.) of the popular Stash the Cash written by Andy Morrell in 2010. In addition to currency changes this version also includes an extra version of the calculations table and other changes. For example, the table on page 3 has extra columns to make the mathematical operations explicit and to allow students to practise writing mathematical “sentences”.

Sparked after reading an article about a UK Which? report in The Guardian newspaper, and made in haste, this resource is aimed at Entry Level 3 (E3) and Level 1 (L1) learners but includes some E1-2 and L2 questions. There is no answer sheet – one *might* appear later for skillsworkshop contributors – but the teaching notes do include general marking guidance.

A great way to explore the different meanings and uses of mean, mode and median.

**Editor's note (May 13, 2021)**

This resource has had a major update and is now mapped to the Reformed Functional Skills Maths content. NEW answer sheet is also now available (contributors only) with detailed curriculum mapping - visit our ANSWER SHEETS page for more information.